TF3344 : Gliderdrome, Boston

near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Gliderdrome, Boston
Gliderdrome, Boston
A bingo hall with an illustrious past.
The Gliderdrome was opened in 1939 as a skating rink and the management began holding Wednesday night dances but it wasnít until the 1950s that it became a top spot for big bands such as Joe Loss and Ted Heath.
The Gliderdrome was famous in the 1960s for attracting top Motown acts as well as various other artists including, in the 1970s, Elton John and Marc Bolan & T.Rex and in the early 1980s "Yam Hologram". It is one of the very few English venues at which soul legend Otis Redding has performed. Up until 2009, the Gliderdrome still held various dances in "The Starlight Room", usually during the Christmas period. Marc Bolan & T.Rex recorded a live album at the Gliderdrome named 'Live at the Boston Gliderdrome' in 1972 which was released on CD in 2001.
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2012
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Sunday, 30 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 October, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3303 4402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.6217N 0:1.2116W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3305 4404
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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